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“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” — Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Municipalities participating in the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination are guided by 10 Common Commitments and agree to undertake work in these areas.
A municipality may focus on a few priority areas and address other Commitments as its work progresses. It may also find that its current programming already meets the objectives of a Plan of Action. These initiatives should be recognized and identified alongside any newer strategies designed to meet the defined Commitments.
The 10 Common Commitments are grouped under three broad umbrellas of municipal responsibility:
The municipality as a guardian of public interest
The municipality as an organization in the fulfillment of human rights
The municipality as a community that shares responsibility for respecting and promoting human rights and diversity